Kuya Productions is a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated pop and R&B production duo from Toronto, consisting of brothers Samuel and Robert Gerongco. The company’s origin is rather unique, considering Sam got his start in entertainment as an actor and performer in the Broadway production of “Miss Saigon”. When the show’s run ended in 2001, he decided to start a music production company, which his brother joined after completing his education. With a distinctive sound, the pair caught the attention of prominent producers Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, and Wyclef Jean, before putting the business on temporary hold to focus on improving their songwriting skills.
The wait paid off in a big way, as Kuya Productions received credit in 2004 for working on Nelly’s number one, Grammy-nominated, 3x Platinum album Suit and Mase’s certified gold album Mase’s Welcome Back. Gaining legitimacy, the duo piled up hit after hit over the years, working on records for Jesse McCartney, Big Time Rush, Jordin Sparks, Ginuwine, Kandi Burruss, and Girlicious. After racking up a hefty pile of successful work, the team also began focusing on developing artists under their label. In 2009, their artist JRDN released his debut album IAMJRDN, which garnered two JUNO awards (Canadian Grammy awards) and two gold singles. Later on, in 2014, JRDN received a JUNO for R&B Recording of the year, highlighting the genius of the Gerongco brothers.
Kuya Production’s most recent success may be one of their most noteworthy to date. The duo worked both as songwriters and producers on Alessia Cara’s debut album Know-It-All, including the smash hit “Here”, which yielded 3x Platinum status in the United States and Platinum standing in Canada and New Zealand. The duo also produced and co-wrote “F.U.”, Little Mix’s platinum-selling track from their album Glory Days. With lasting success and reliability, Sam and Robert Gerongco continue to grow Kuya Productions into an incredibly impressive organization that has the ability to remain on top for years to come.